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Montgomery, Michael, 1950-2019



Michael Bryant Montgomery was Distinguished Professor Emeritus of English and Linguistics at the University of South Carolina, Columbia. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Florida in 1979. His dissertation is entitled “A Discourse Analysis of Expository Appalachian English.” His research focus was language and dialect as they relate to Appalachia and the American South. His research interests also included Irish and Scottish contributions to American English. He has published many articles and several books on linguistics and dialect, including The Dictionary of Smoky Mountain English (Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2004).

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Michael Montgomery Interviews

Identifier: AppMs-632
Scope and Contents The Michael Montgomery Papers consist of audiotapes and transcripts of interviews conducted by Michael Montgomery from December 1977 to March 1978. The interviews were recorded in White Pine, Jefferson County, Tennessee. White Pine, located east of Knoxville, was a community of approximately 200 people when the interviews were taped. The interviewees vary in age, gender, education, and occupation. They include teachers, farmers, retirees, and students. While a number of local topics are...
Dates: 1977-1978